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Otolaryngology Coding Alert

Compliance:
Consider Payer Before Writing Off E/M, Non-OR Visits Within Global Period

Know when a payer's policies may not align with CMS. Medicare's rules are clear-cut when it comes to complications following a surgical procedure. After confirming that the evaluation and management (E/M) visit and/or return to operating room (OR) occurred within a procedure's given global period, you can make a determination as to whether you can justifiably bill to Medicare. "However, [...]